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The details of Jeremy Pruitt’s contract to become the next head football coach at Tennessee have been released.
Pruitt signed a six-year deal worth $3.8 million a year with a lot of incentives built in.
The new Volunteers coach will receive $300,000 if Tennessee were to win the SEC Championship, $100,000 for appearing in the SEC Championship Game, and a cool $500,000 for winning the College Football Playoff.
If Pruitt were to leave for another position before Dec. 15, 2018, he would owe Tennessee $6 million in a buyout. The buyout drops by $1 million each year following.
Here are other incentives slated in the contract:
$400,000 – Reaching the College Football Playoff championship game
$300,000 – Reaching College Football Playoff
$200,000 – New Year’s Six Bowl appearance:
$100,000 – Basic bowl bonus:
$150,000 – Top-5 finish in AP poll, coaches poll, CFP poll:
$100,000 – Top-10 finish in AP poll, coaches poll, CFP poll:
$50,000 – Top-25 finish in AP poll, coaches poll, CFP poll:
$100,000 – AP national coach of the year:
$50,000 – AP SEC coach of the year:
$100,000 – Single-year or four-year APR of 985 or greater:
$50,000 – Single-year or four-year APR of 945 or greater:
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